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October 24, 2010 9:24:13 PM

Hello! This is a very exciting time for me, since I haven't bought a new desktop since around 2001 :D  Please suggest products and share your knowledge and opinions :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: today or tomorrow, as soon as you guys help me decide what to get! Unless something revolutionary, like a new CPU socket or a new line of GPUs is coming out within the next few weeks!

Budget Range: $1000 to $1500 CAD, preferably closer around $1250 CAD, After Rebates, taxes and shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (most importantly Starcraft 2, other than that new FPS games and future games), internet, watching movies.

Parts Not Required: I only need the case and what goes inside it, re-using an Audigy 4 PCI soundcard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.newegg.ca/ ; http://ncix.com/index.php

Country of Origin: Canada (Montreal, QC)

Parts Preferences: undecided between AMD or Intel, would like good brands like Asus, Gigabyte, Antec, etc.

Overclocking: Probably not, unless it's really worth it, both CPU and GPU. Would rather like to avoid having to buy expensive RAM and mobo.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes. One card for now, but must be ready to accept a 1 or 2 additional cards in the future. 2 or 3 cards? I don't know! Please help!

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 current, 1920x1080 in the future.

Additional Comments: I would like to get the best performance for the money, to build a machine that has all it's pieces working cohesively together without any of them being excessive compared to others. Please recommend where I should shift my money if any of the components are lacking or are too much compared to the rest.

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CPU: ~$200-$300 CAD, would like suggestions as to AMD or Intel, would like either to come with latest technology. 4 or 6 cores and lots of cache. I want the CPU to be very, very solid.

Currently considering: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

CPU HSF: Quiet would be nice... :) 

Currently considering: OEM?

Mobo: ~$200 CAD, open to suggestions. Would like to have all the latest tech like USB 3.0, SATA 6gb/s, etc. must have 2 or 3 card SLI, would like some comments on this!

Currently considering: ???

RAM: 4gig dual channel (do I need more than 4 gigs right now?) or 6 gig triple channel, would prefer solid ram from a value line of Kingston or Crucial, unless you have other suggestions. Will get more ram later.

Currently considering: ???

GPU: ~$300-400 CAD, one card for now, DX11+, must be SLI/Crossfire ready and scale nicely. Undecided between ATI or nVidia, but leaning more towards nVidia due to ATI's infamy with drivers. Something that I can add another one or two cards to later, once it's price goes down.

Currently considering: ???

HDD: $100-200CAD max, don't need more than 300gigs since it will be used ONLY for OS and apps/games, since all my music and movies are stored on external drives. Not considering SSD. Would prefer a faster drive, 10K rpm/16mb buffer range, unless you have other suggestions.

Currently considering: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU: ~$80-$150 CAD, I'm guessing around 700++ watts, SLI ready for 2-3 cards.

Currently considering: ???

Case: $50-$150 CAD max, don't care about how it looks as long as it can hold 2 or 3 long cards in SLI well and keep them from melting down.

Currently considering: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Many thanks, eagerly waiting for replies! :D 

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October 24, 2010 11:10:11 PM
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fomoz said:
Hello! This is a very exciting time for me, since I haven't bought a new desktop since around 2001 :D  Please suggest products and share your knowledge and opinions :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: today or tomorrow, as soon as you guys help me decide what to get! Unless something revolutionary, like a new CPU socket or a new line of GPUs is coming out within the next few weeks!

Budget Range: $1000 to $1500 CAD, preferably closer around $1250 CAD, After Rebates, taxes and shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (most importantly Starcraft 2, other than that new FPS games and future games), internet, watching movies.

Parts Not Required: I only need the case and what goes inside it, re-using an Audigy 4 PCI soundcard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.newegg.ca/ ; http://ncix.com/index.php

Country of Origin: Canada (Montreal, QC)

Parts Preferences: undecided between AMD or Intel, would like good brands like Asus, Gigabyte, Antec, etc.

Overclocking: Probably not, unless it's really worth it, both CPU and GPU. Would rather like to avoid having to buy expensive RAM and mobo.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes. One card for now, but must be ready to accept a 1 or 2 additional cards in the future. 2 or 3 cards? I don't know! Please help!

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 current, 1920x1080 in the future.

Additional Comments: I would like to get the best performance for the money, to build a machine that has all it's pieces working cohesively together without any of them being excessive compared to others. Please recommend where I should shift my money if any of the components are lacking or are too much compared to the rest.

---------------------------------------

CPU: ~$200-$300 CAD, would like suggestions as to AMD or Intel, would like either to come with latest technology. 4 or 6 cores and lots of cache. I want the CPU to be very, very solid.

Currently considering: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

CPU HSF: Quiet would be nice... :) 

Currently considering: OEM?

Mobo: ~$200 CAD, open to suggestions. Would like to have all the latest tech like USB 3.0, SATA 6gb/s, etc. must have 2 or 3 card SLI, would like some comments on this!

Currently considering: ???

RAM: 4gig dual channel (do I need more than 4 gigs right now?) or 6 gig triple channel, would prefer solid ram from a value line of Kingston or Crucial, unless you have other suggestions. Will get more ram later.

Currently considering: ???

GPU: ~$300-400 CAD, one card for now, DX11+, must be SLI/Crossfire ready and scale nicely. Undecided between ATI or nVidia, but leaning more towards nVidia due to ATI's infamy with drivers. Something that I can add another one or two cards to later, once it's price goes down.

Currently considering: ???

HDD: $100-200CAD max, don't need more than 300gigs since it will be used ONLY for OS and apps/games, since all my music and movies are stored on external drives. Not considering SSD. Would prefer a faster drive, 10K rpm/16mb buffer range, unless you have other suggestions.

Currently considering: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU: ~$80-$150 CAD, I'm guessing around 700++ watts, SLI ready for 2-3 cards.

Currently considering: ???

Case: $50-$150 CAD max, don't care about how it looks as long as it can hold 2 or 3 long cards in SLI well and keep them from melting down.

Currently considering: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Many thanks, eagerly waiting for replies! :D 


your current CPU Choice is really MEH and so so imo.....reason being unless your programming/rendering you have no need for over 4 cores...
cpus id suggest
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE or the 965 BE (AM3 socket)
Intel i5 750 or 760 (socket 1156)
Intel i7 920/930 (socket 1366)

now you pick what you want...all use DDR3 all can support Crossfire or SLI (however if i remember right only the 1366 have boards that support both crossfire AND sli...AMD i know 100% you gotta pick SLI or Crossfire...thought there are driver hacks to make SLI work on a Crossfire board)

all 3 socket types are near End of Life as Intel is launching Sandy Bridge CPUs (socket 1155) soon Q1 or Q2 of next year.
AMD will be launching Bulldozer CPUs (lil longer down the line maybe Q3 or Q4 this is less confirmed) of next year

Regardless Id buy now as its a good time, from reports Sandy Bridge isnt really a huge performance boost over any of the current sockets for enthusiats, instead what it is is a nice upgrade for not so hardcore games and average users, as it has reports of REALLY good integrated graphics and claims to have no need for a discrete GPU.

Now difference between the current 3 sockets

AM3 and 1156 use dual channel DDR3
1366 uses triple channel.

really theres no advantage between dual vs. triple channel....yes you are right 4gb is PLENTY no need for more (however if you got socket 1366 you need to get 6gb 3x2gb)

Also mobos for 1366 are more expensive as is triple channel RAM
1156 boards are a bit more expensive then the comprable AM3 board
AM3 boards prob get the best bang for the buck

Gaming performance in terms of cpu

i7 920/930 is prob the best
then i5 750/750
then AMD Phenom II X4 955 or 965

now some things to note....with the games you will be playing you wont notice a difference at all between performance between these 3 CPUs. the only people who will are HARDCORE enthusiats playing games on Crysis with max settings and AA/AF on and wanting crazy FPS.

Also the i5 and the Phenom are great overclockers....the i7 is a good overclocker as well however it runs a lot hotter then the previously mentioned and requires better cooling solutions

With that said REGARDLESS if you go with the i5 or the Phenom I suggest this heatsink
The CM Hyper 212+ 29.99 CAD great bang for the buck....even if you dont OC it will be a lot quieter and cooler then your stock HSF...no reason not to get this imo
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

As for a case it depends how big you wanna go....I notice you said you'd like to be able to crossfire or sli. the 912 is a good case....but get a bigger case probably he haf 922 as its a bit bigger (i have it and love it) its a great case for 89.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Btw do note if your going to be using a soundcard (which isnt needed at all) it wastes a PCI slot and sometimes affects your ability to crossfire or SLI (even though GPUs use PCi-E 2.0 slots there usually isnt room for 2 GPUS+ a soundcard unless you got some hardcore case and mobo)

Though nowadays onboard sound is really good quality.

This leads me to your GPU selection....with the current release of the AMD (was ATI but now AMD) 6000 series launch they have imo dominated Nvidia in every aspect....Their drivers are great now....crossfire scaling is up huge margins and almost on par with Nvidia....but most importantly their cards outperform Nvidia at the same price point now.

Only reason I would suggest Nvidia is if 1) you want 3d or 2) you are a hardcore gamer WANTING to SLI

ATI also has eyefinity which for now trumps 3D i think....check it out you may be interested

Id suggest grabbing a 6870...though depending what kinda games you wanna play a 6850 would be ample....

as for a PSU 750w is probably more then enough to crossfire (amd cards require less power then nvidia as well and are also cooler now)
This is a great PSU by XFX its 80+ silver rating and right now for the price it cant be beat
(i have the 850w version only because i got it during a promo...it was literally 5$ diff between the 750w and 850w)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

so get back to me on what you want in terms of gaming etc and i can help choose a CPU/Mobo/GPU

Ohh yah your HDD just grab the Samsong 1tb Spinpoint its a great HDD the 10k drives are meh and overpriced u wont notice any diff getting a Spinpoint other then better quality!!!!

So for a base id recommend

Case: Haf 922
PSU: XFX Black 750w
Cooler: Hyper 212+ (depending which CPU you go...it works with all sockets but it kinda lacks for i7 builds if you wanna OC i7s run extrememly hot)
Windows 7 64bit (unless you already have it)

When you get me a response ill throw together a build for you!


October 24, 2010 11:45:39 PM

jasonp12, thanks for your quick reply! i'm gonna go with your recommendations so far. i already have windows 7. i don't know which games i will play, other than starcraft2 and new first-person-shooter games in general.

i would like this computer to last me a few years, that's why i want to get components that are most likely excessive right now. also, i want the video card to be near top-of-the-line, because then it will provide me with better performance when i will get additional ones (i want the computer to be able to handle 2-3 cards for sure).

alright then, i want this cpu ($10 difference between 930 and 950 right now): Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

what do you think about this card: EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

will the 750w PSU be able to handle 3 of these?

how about this RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G

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October 25, 2010 12:04:58 AM

i am a bit better with AMD cards then Nvidia in terms of wattage...but a 750 for 3 cards on ATI is a stretch and i know the 470 is the most power hungry card out there so probably not....

but TBH if you wnat a GTX 470 get a 6870 it performs as good if not better in some benchmarks but is substantially cheaper.

I know a 750w can Crossfire/SLI easily as for TRIPLE.....id prob get 850w at least. tbh you will NEVER have a need to Triple Fire or 3 way SLI unless you are a hardcore enthusiat wanting max settings with 60+fps

also to fit 3 cards your gonna need a bigger case like a HAF X which also increases your budget... adding a 2nd card to extend the life of a system is a VERY good choice but adding a 3rd card to "extend life" is usually a poor choice reason being is SLI/Crossfire get worse in scaling every card you add and take up more power, generate more heat. The price to performance ratio just isnt there for economic reasons which is why u only see 3way sli or 3fire on enthusiat/extreme builds.

so if you downsize to only supporting 2 cards a 750w will be more then ample.

also it looks like newegg.ca is running outa the 6k series fast but NCIX still has a fair amount so try them!
October 25, 2010 12:18:24 AM

lower voltages which is important for an i7 build....a 1.65v can potentially fry a i7 if you OC and the timing diff you wouldnt notice at all

the 1600mhz RAM is great but it is a bit more!
October 25, 2010 12:49:12 AM
October 25, 2010 12:56:53 AM

mosoxs build is very nice except i hate newegg.ca for linking cuz all his links are broken and link to the default newegg site i duno y when using firefox

but you wanted i7 so....

but regardless you can take most of those parts and use them in your build
October 25, 2010 1:23:14 AM

well i don't need a screen and it seems to be a bit cheap for what i want, no? am i really wrong for wanting to spend more than $300 on the GPU? Is the 6870 1gig really a smarter choice than a GTX 470 1280mb consider i'll be getting a second card inf the future?

btw, that board can handle 2 cards at only 8x each, isn't that bad?
October 25, 2010 1:40:39 AM

the 6870 outperforms the 470 in almost every benchmark so its a great choice!

and running 2 cards at x16 and x16 vs. at x8 and x8 is maybe ~4% difference...

6870 is best bang for budget you can get. only nvidia card worth getting is maybe a 480 if u wanna spend that much
October 25, 2010 1:40:57 AM

No, x8 X8 is fine. X16 X16 only if you get two GTX480 or two HD 5970.

You can get two of those for $360
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
wait for them to be in stock

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6850_C...

So, two of those are better than the HD 5970, the fastest card out there and way faster than a GTX 470.

You do need a monitor, for 1650x1050 a single HD 6850 is overkill already. Two of them is like shooting rabbits with a howitzer.



October 25, 2010 2:06:58 AM

mosox said:
No, x8 X8 is fine. X16 X16 only if you get two GTX480 or two HD 5970.

You can get two of those for $360
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
wait for them to be in stock

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6850_C...

So, two of those are better than the HD 5970, the fastest card out there and way faster than a GTX 470.

You do need a monitor, for 1650x1050 a single HD 6850 is overkill already. Two of them is like shooting rabbits with a howitzer.

LOL! i like your comparison! :lol: 

i think i'm starting to understand your point. so a 6870 is more than enough right now and adding a second one in q1-q2 of 2011 will provide me with more than enough 1920x1080 performance for at least 2 years, right?
October 25, 2010 3:02:45 AM

Yep. But IMO you should get a HD 6850 now (that Sapphire is nice because of the custom cooling) and next year another one and a full HD monitor (will be nicer ones).
October 25, 2010 3:28:50 AM

alright, did some quick analysis to compare the two systems (amd vs intel) and this is the result:

CPU/RAM: AMD Phenom II X4 955 + Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB $220.98
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
Mobo: ASRock 870 EXTREME3 $114.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB $241.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB $55.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
DVD: ASUS Black 24X $21.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
PSU: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W $129.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $89.98
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Sub total: $905.90
Shipping: $41.97
GST (5%): $47.39
Grand Total: $995.26


CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz $309.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $111.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $166.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB $241.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB $55.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
DVD: ASUS Black 24X $21.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
PSU: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W $129.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $89.98
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Sub total: $1,157.90
Shipping: $41.17
GST (5%): $59.95
Grand Total: $1,259.02

Difference: $263.76
Difference after mail-in rebates (approx): $248.76

so now the question is, is the intel system worth the extra $250?
October 25, 2010 3:41:08 AM

If you want to get something better for the GPU, you should probably wait for the Radeon 69xx series (November).
October 25, 2010 3:48:50 AM

For gaming the i5 760 is the best bang for the buck.

Intel Core i5 760 - $195.99
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230098/Intel/BX80605I...

EVGA 132-LF-E657-KR EVGA P55 FTW - $ 149.99
http://www1.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_i...

Rebate is Canada wide not store specific.
http://www1.canadacomputers.com/ProductImages/031435/EG...

MSI P55A-G55- $122.88/$107.88
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8807&v...




NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core & MSI P55A-G55 CrossFire DDR3 USB3 Motherboard - $324.99/$309.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54941&vpn=i5%207... Deals&promoid=1209

G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 Core i5 Memory Kit - $79.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42746&vpn=F3%2D1...

Corsair XMS CMX4GX3M1A1600C7 4GB 1X4GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-20 DIMM Memory Module - $99.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55966&vpn=CMX4GX...


STORM SCOUT - $78.44
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=19461BD6642&v...

Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced - $81.40
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225611/COOLERMASTER/R...

Coolermaster Haf 922 - $89.68
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/216224/COOLERMASTER/R...

Coolermaster Haf 912 - $55.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55583&vpn=RC%2D9...

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - $25.22
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8843&v...

Antec Truepower Quattro 850W - $114.99/$89.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=24765&vpn=TPQ%2D...

XFX 750W Black Edition Single Rail Modular - $119.99/$99.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48568&vpn=P1750B...

Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM - $18.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42349&vpn=SH%2DS...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB - $59.79
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/214535/Seagate/ST3100...

The MSI mobo features x8x8 xfire and 3/3 tech.
Ncix has lots of 6000 series gpu's to choose from.

Just pricematch at Ncix which currently is running $5.99 shipping for the entire order with current sale.
October 25, 2010 3:58:25 AM

mosox said:
IMO, no but wait for more replies.

Let's complicate this a little:

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The rest is like in the AMD system.

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 $214.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) $80.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Mobo: ASRock P55 EXTREME4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 $154.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB $241.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB $55.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
DVD: ASUS Black 24X $21.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
PSU: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W $129.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $89.98
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Sub total: $1,020.90
Shipping: $42.77
GST (5%): $53.18
Grand Total: $1,116.85
Grand Total after mail-in rebates: $1,096.85
October 25, 2010 6:39:29 AM

Best answer selected by fomoz.
October 25, 2010 6:39:40 AM

ordered, thanks everyone!
October 25, 2010 10:43:02 PM

btw, if anyone was wondering, this is what i ordered:

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58
GPU: 2x HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB CrossFire
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB
DVD: ASUS Black 24X
PSU: XFX Black Edition 750W
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922

once again thanks for your help guys!!
!